The move had come as a shock.
And there was such little time to prepare.
But, there was no turning back because mom had accepted the new position. She would head a vast marketing team for a pharmaceutical company in Libertyville. We packed our belongings, said goodbye to friends and family, and got on the plane. Mom asked us to treat this move as a new adventure. We would have so much fun exploring the different sites and attractions. Plus the new house was much nicer than we were used to. Mom was right, and we loved the place as soon as we saw it. It was summer, and the air conditioner was on all the time. There was no possible way of staying in it without the AC system. Once we had settled, mom took us on a tour of Libertyville. She had two weeks before she had to report to her new job. My brother and I were determined to make the most of that period. The first thing we did was purchase a travel guide to learn about the tourist attractions. Even though we were now residents, the guided tours we came across would be a great chance to learn about the municipality. The first place we went to was the Lambs Farm. Spending time with different farm animals sounded like so much fun. The highlight of that visit was the guides. They were so helpful and answered all the questions we asked. The Lambs Farm was a truly magical place where we got to connect with the animals. You could tell both the staff and animals were happy to see us that day.